Standard for Packet-based Fronthaul Transport Networks


IEEE P1914.1 Scope -This standard specifies:

1) Architecture for the transport of mobile fronthaul traffic (e.g., Ethernet-based), including user data traffic, and management and control plane traffic.

2) Requirements and definitions for the fronthaul networks, including data rates, timing and synchronization, and quality of service. The standard also analyzes functional partitioning schemes between Remote Radio Units (RRUs) and Base-Band Units (BBUs) that improve fronthaul link efficiency and interoperability on the transport level, and that facilitate the realization of cooperative radio functions, such as massive Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (massive MIMO) operational modes, Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) transmission and reception.

The Project is sponsored by  IEEE Communications Society/Standards Development Board (COM/SDB). For more information on this project, please contact the Chair or IEEE-SA Staff.

IEEE P1914.1TMApproved PAR

Useful links and TF materials:

Click here for IEEE P1914.1 TF document repository located in IEEE-SA iMeet Central (sing up required).

Task Force meeting materials are available here.

Task Force teleconference minutes and materials are available here.

Standard Drafts (password needed).

Ongoing Draft update (password needed).

Fronthaul dimensioning tool

IEEE P1914.1 NGFI TF Teleconference

Usually every 2 weeks on Thursday, from 22:30 – 24:00 Beijing Time (or 21:30 -23:00 when Europe and North Ameria are in daylight savings time).

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